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    Bikecentennial

    Bikecentennial was a cross-country bike tour that commemorated the the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. The ride boasted 4,000 riders. Mostly young adults, many had never done long-distance bike touring, if they had even ridden a bike at all since their childhood ...


    Bikecentennial

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    Support vehicle for Bikecentennial by bikinbill, via Flickr

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    Support vehicle for Bikecentennial '76 by bikinbill, via Flickr #biketouring

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    Bill Bliss Triple - This “triple tandem” bicycle was ridden by Bill Bliss and his two daughters (ages seven and eight) across America during the 1976 Bikecentennial event. (Bikecentennial ‘76 is now known as Adventure Cycling Association). #bikecentennial

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    Bikecentennial is born via chocolate. We're celebrating at Adventure Cycling by indulging in treats today!

    Blog | Resources | Adventure Cycling Association

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    One of our finer inventions.

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    Out of Bikecentennial, came Adventure Cycling.

    Blog | Resources | Adventure Cycling Association

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    Doug Siple holding photographer Ron McClure's bike in West Yellowstone. About half a month into our Bikecentennial76 Trans-Am ride. This was the last snow we would see on the trip. photo: Ron McClure

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    Transam group TAEK602 enjoys a beans and hot dogs dinner at Buckhorn Lake State Park in Kentucky. (photo by Bill Weir)

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    Transam group TAEK602 at the Camp Chickahominy trailhead in Virginia. Departing on June 2, the group finished their journey in Reedsport, Oregon, on August 20.

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    Two unknown riders somewhere in Kansas. (photo by Dan Burden)

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    The Fourth of July means decorated bikes and a ride down the main street of tiny Wisdom, Montana. (photo by Dan Burden)

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    Richard Szubeczak of TAWB516 rescued a stray kitten from the side of the road near Hazard, Kentucky. He fashioned a carrier for 'Keats' in his handlebar bag with cardboard and spare spokes, took him to a vet for a check up and treatment for ear ticks, rode to the finish of the Trail in Yorktown, Virginia, and finally took him home where Keats lived for nine years. (photo by Dan Burden)

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    In a small town somewhere in Kentucky a rider finds the perfect ice cream cone for a hot summer day. (photo by Dan Burden)

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    During the Bikecentennial summer a Bud's Bike Shop/Shimano sponsored van and mechanic roamed the TransAm Trail offering on-the-spot repairs. (photo by Dan Burden)

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    Not all of the Bikecentennial riders went all the way across the country. These riders are about to leave Camp Chickahominy, near Yorktown, Virginia for a 21-day week tour that would end in Berea, Kentucky. (photo by Dan Burden)

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